Tanaka Chucks a Complete Game Shutout, Yankees Beat Rays 3-0

Tanaka Chucks a Complete Game Shutout, Yankees Beat Rays 3-0

The Yankees began their toughest stretch of the season thus far on Monday night against the Rays in a showdown that will likely help decide the AL East crown. The series began with an unexpected bit of intrigue, as it has been leaked that the Yankees’ trade for Edwin Encarnacion kept him from being traded to the Rays. Encarnacion played his first game for the Yanks against the Rays on Monday night, although his offense would not be required as the Yanks rode the best start any pitcher has made for the Yankees this season from Tanaka to a 3-0 win to up their lead in the AL East to 1.5 games.

(Photo Credit: Bill Kostroun)

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Voit, Sanchez, Urshela Combine for 10 RBI's in Game 1 Win vs. Mets

Voit, Sanchez, Urshela Combine for 10 RBI's in Game 1 Win vs. Mets

The Yankees continued their historic winning in the Subway Series against the New York Mets, as they took Game 1 by a massive 12-5 margin.

Lets quickly dive into the 4-1 comeback with how Tanaka fixed some early game mistakes, the defense didn’t play too great with 3 errors (luckily, so did the Mets with 2 of their own), and the offense that scored in all but 2 innings during today’s home win.

Let’s get win #2 on the day this evening! Sweep the Subway!

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Yankees Late Game Rally Falls Short for Second Time This Week in 5-4 Loss to Padres

Yankees Late Game Rally Falls Short for Second Time This Week in 5-4 Loss to Padres

In a game that quickly brought a 4-0 deficit, it seemed as though the Yankees had no answer for how to combat the Padres, until they were able to get into the heads of the bullpen.

Unfortunately, however, former-Yankee Kirby Yates has developed into a shut-down reliever/closer this season, and on a bang-bang play at first base, the 19th loss was delivered via the replay system.

It was an uninspiring game for the most-part, and hopefully they’ll put this one behind them as they look to take the series later today.

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Yankees Score on Each Orioles Pitcher towards 6-5 Win and Series Sweep

Yankees Score on Each Orioles Pitcher towards 6-5 Win and Series Sweep

With this latest bout against the Orioles going handedly to the Yankees- who also won their previous game against the Rays- they have now managed a 5 game winning streak for the second time in this young season. The first being from April 19th-24th (3 W’s against the Royals, 3 W’s against the Angels).

However, during this time only one other team has also won 5 games, and actually has a winning streak that is actively longer than the Yankees.

Would you believe me if I told you it was the Marlins? Who just swept the Mets and Tigers, each in a 3-game series.

Recapping tonights game, you’ll understand why I bring this up.

Let’s get to it!

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Rays 2, Yankees 1: Rays Outlast the Yanks in Extras

Rays 2, Yankees 1: Rays Outlast the Yanks in Extras

Fans at Yankee Stadium may have been able to experience Game of Thrones Day today, but the real treat was the rematch between Ian Snell and Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka got the better of Snell on May 12th, and he did the same today. Unlike the a week ago, the Yankees’ offense and bullpen was not able to give Tanaka enough support, and the Yankees lost 2-1 in 11 innings. As a result, the Yankees lost their lead in the AL East, falling 1/2 game behind the Rays.

(Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac/AP)

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Yankees 5, Mariners 4: Yanks Walk-Off in the Bottom of the 9th

Yankees 5, Mariners 4: Yanks Walk-Off in the Bottom of the 9th

On a rainy Tuesday, the replacement Yankees created enough offense to pick up the pitching staff to earn an exciting win over the Mariners in walk-off fashion. Masahiro Tanaka did not have his best stuff, the defense behind him was questionable at best, and rain caused a roughly 1.5 hour delay in the middle of the 6th inning, but the Yankees found a way to squeeze out a win.

(Photo Credit: Noah K. Murray, USA Today Sports)

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Bombs, Controversy, and Another Man Down: The Yanks Reach .500

Bombs, Controversy, and Another Man Down: The Yanks Reach .500

The Yankees came into Saturday’s game looking to win their second series in a row, and gain some semblance of momentum despite the vast number of injuries the team has experienced this year. Saturday’s rubber match had a little bit of everything: controversy, home runs, strong pitching, and yet another significant injury. Ultimately, the Yankees beat the Royals easily, 9-2, and moved to 10-10 on the season.

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Yankees Lose Game #2 Against Tigers, Now Sit 2-3 on Short Season

Yankees Lose Game #2 Against Tigers, Now Sit 2-3 on Short Season

Maybe it’s just the commercials talking, but are we sure that we haven’t entered our own “Twilight Zone” for this season? The Yankees now have 10 players on the IL (which is 2 more than the next three closest teams: Angels, Blue Jays, and Pirates), and they haven’t been playing great baseball against sub-par teams.

However, it’s not just a Yankees thing (thankfully) as their biggest rival, and the reigning World Series Champion Red Sox are having an even harder time getting started this season, with going 1-5. (Maybe this’ll be a repeat of 2014 for the team from Boston?)

It does seems as though just about everything that could go wrong- outside of having the stadium slowly fall apart- has happened in some capacity, with some interesting line-up decisions, early season blunders on defense, and lack of hitting with RISP.

Let’s quickly wrap this last game up though, so we can start fresh again today and take the series from Detroit!

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